The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

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Atlantic Books, 2011 - Information technology - 366 pages
From the world's foremost techonoligical historian, Timothy Wu boldly draws the battle line between Apple and Google: at stake is the soul of the Internet, and the winner will shape our future...'The Master Switch is brilliant . a must read for those who want to know more about the future of the Internet' - Josh Silverman, CEO, Skype

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User Review  - sdmouton - LibraryThing

3.5 stars, a wonderful history of telecommunications empires. I'm not sure I agree with the conclusions Wu draws, but that is probably my technological idealism overpowering reason. Read full review

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User Review  - ohernaes - LibraryThing

Goes through the modern "information" businesses in the US - telephone, radio, television and film, and internet. A recurrent theme is how upstarts become (power-abusing) empires. The communication ... Read full review

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